Wednesday News Update: Get Well, Jerry Lawler Edition

Posted by Holly Whitfield | September 12th 2012 681 0

It's Wednesday, and you know what that means: Jerry Lawler updates, honors for teachers, free documentary screenings and a picture of Dusty Springfield hanging out with a tiny monkey. It'll all make sense in a minute.

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– Jerry Lawler suffered a heart attack during WWE Monday Night Raw earlier this week. He's still hospitalized, but there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic that the 62 year-old wrestler / local legend / sometimes mayoral candidate will be just fine.

– Congratulations to the 130 "irreplacable" teachers honored at the MCS Prestige Awards. Thank you for all that you do.

– Want to see Peter Jackson's new West Memphis Three documentary? There are six free Memphis-area screenings coming up, starting tonight.

– For those of you who missed getting one of the Memphis-themed, Tigers game appropriate shirts from United Pixelworkers, they've issued another small run of the shirts.

– Here's an NPR story on one of Memphis' more obscure legendary recording studios. Sidenote – the story art is a  picture of a fabulously coiffed Dusty Springfield hanging out with a tiny monkey.

– If you had tickets to see Lynyrd Skynyrd at the Memphis Botanic Gardens a few weeks ago, don't forget that the rescheduled show is tonight.

As always, if you've got a tip or something you'd like to see featured on I Love Memphis, let me know. If you've got an upcoming event (or know about a good one), submit it to the blog's calendar.


Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. Pat McGlynn says:

    Dear Jerry
    I have been watching your career longer than i think either of us may care to to admit. You have always been a fighter and i know you will fight and beat this little set back.  Five years ago i went through what was suppose to be a simple operation to repair my heart 2 1/5 hours well it turned into 6 hours and the Doctor told my family he did not think i was going to pull through, but like you i am a fighter and if i can make it so can you. My prayers are with you and can not waite to see you back behind the announce table where you belong. A loyal fan for many years.
    Patricia McGlynn

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